Following the controversy around Lizzo’s record-breaking single Truth Hurts, a Hocus Pocus parody group has covered the song in a witchy way for Halloween. Because, well, why not?
With Halloween just around the corner, we’re feeling pretty witchy. And, as we all know, the ultimate Halloween film to get us feeling spooky is Hocus Pocus. So this year’s celebrations will be particularly hell-raising, after news that the classic 90s film is reportedly getting a sequel. Yep, Disney has hired original writer Jen D’Angelo to pen a new script, and she’s keen to get Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy on board. But, before we too excited for what’s to come, let’s concentrate on this year…
Cue: a Hocus Pocus remix of Lizzo’s Truth Hurts.
The singer shared a video on social media, which has since gained over 60,000 likes. It showed a parody group of the Hocus Pocus witches singing a Halloween version of the hit Truth Hurts.
“Y’all hoes ain’t ready for Halloween until u sing truth hurts in the style of the Hocus Pocus witches and that’s on period, pooh,” Lizzo captioned the video.
After some serious investigating, we’ve found that the group of women behind the video are actors Gina Naomi Baez, Andrea Galeno and Mary Sharon – otherwise known as the Sanderson Sisters.
And if you fancy singing along, the updated witchy lyrics go as follows:
“Why satan great ‘til he gotta be great? Book!
“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that witch
“Even when I’m crying crazy
“Yeah, I got devil problems, that’s the bruja in me
“Bling bling, then I solve ‘em, that’s the sorceress in me
“You coulda had a bad witch super evil
“Help you with the underworld just a little
“You ‘posed to keep me down, but a virgins bringing me back
“Cause he found the candle ‘n lit the flame that’s black.
“Why Satan great ‘til he gotta be great?
“Don’t hex me, cast it straight to my face
“Sisters, round the cauldron we gather
“Life potion gonna make us younger
“Fresh photos with the bomb lighting
“New warlock from my Salem Sightings
“Truth hurts, need something more spellbinding
“Amuck, amuck, amuck amuck
“I’m no basic hag witch, I’m Winniewin’
“I think I smell children!
“We don’t walk we fly!
“Broomsticks in the sky!
“Make you drink our potions like aye yi yi.”
Watch the full video for Truth Hurts by the Sanderson Sisters
Justin and Jeremiah Raisen claimed to have written the lyric “I just took a DNA test turns out I’m 100% that…” with Lizzo in a recording session.
The singer has since said that they “did not help me write any part of the song”.
She added: “There was no-one in the room when I wrote Truth Hurts, except me, Ricky Reed, and my tears. That song is my life, and its words are my truth.”
But now, she has credited the writer of the meme that actually did inspire those lyrics.
“In 2017, while working on a demo, I saw a meme that resonated with me… I later used the line in Truth Hurts… I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme”, Lizzo tweeted.
“The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with…”
British singer Mina Lioness, who Lizzo was referring to, replied saying: “I want to publicly thank @Lizzo and her entire managment team for embracing me and reaching out.
“I have received nothing but love from her through our communications, so I truly do thank her.”